Climate Challenge Fund

The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) was launched in 2008 and over 1,150 projects across all 32 local authorities have been awarded CCF grants. Total CCF funding exceeds £111 million.

The CCF has supported community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Previously funded projects have helped communities to reduce their reliance on car travel, cut waste, grow local food and lower energy use in homes and community buildings. Currently funded projects can be viewed here and case studies can be viewed here. The CCF is currently closed for new applications. 

We have been delighted to have managed and developed the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government since the fund was launched in 2008. From 1 July 2021 the communities and groups who continue to be in receipt of a CCF grant will receive support directly from the Scottish Government and emails regarding the CCF should be directed to ClimateChangeEngagement@gov.scot This website will continue as a read-only format hosting a variety of CCF resources and inspiration. We're working closely with colleagues at the Scottish Government to ensure a smooth transition of the fund. Find out more here.

We are delighted be celebrating the impact of the CCF through this report and a film that share some of the wonderful stories of climate action and learning the fund has inspired, both at a community and individual level.

Climate Challenge Fund resources and inspiration

Inspiration and learning from community climate action across Scotland.

Read our CCF report


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